“Karl Lagerfeld holds a unique place in the world of fashion, an icon who is the ultimate modernist,” said Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's chairman, president and CEO. “Through the decades, his style and vision have marked the history of design. It is a tremendous honor to bring his inimitable perspective to our fashion customer.”
The designer, who recently said he was planning a "masstige" collection to be sold primarily online, is still looking into launching something in the lower-priced arena. That line, which is separate from the Macy's collection, is still in progress and expected to be introduced for Fall 2011.